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reference audio cables

 

About DRAM

DRAM is amalgamation of its two creators and Scottish brothers - Derek & Ramsay Dunlop.

Derek & Ramsay are best known for their work in the family business of SystemDek, which for over three decades earned an enviable international reputation for its specialist turntables.

The brothers then went on in 1998 to create ART (Acoustic Reproduction Technology). The Dunlops felt, and indeed have demonstrated through the excellence of their products, that loudspeaker technology has not yet reached its zenith. There existed the potential for improvement, and ART has taken the initiative in forging ahead, pushing the bounds of the possible. The belief in the power of innovation motivated the company to surpass both itself and the industry as a whole; while much acoustic research takes place; ensuing improvements in the quality of the musical experience are sadly few and far between.

ART now builds some of the finest loudspeakers available today. You can visit the web site here.

Loudspeaker research and design is of course a constant journey and one of the many discoveries made was that of a ‘very special’ cable, which that simply brought loudspeakers ‘to life’. 

Ramsay & Derek Dunlop

No other cable seem to match the musicality of what was to become, a range of cables appropriately named ‘DRAM’.


“WHEN YOU LISTEN TO A PURE SILVER CABLE FROM DRAM - ITS LIKE REDISCOVERING YOUR MUSIC ALL OVER AGAIN. WHO WOULDN'T WANT THAT?" - DRAM

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“EACH DRAM MODEL IS AVAILABLE IN FULL REFERENCE OR HALF REFERENCE VERSIONS. BOTH VERSIONS ARE THE SAME APART FROM THE HALF REFERENCE USES HALF THE SILVER. FOR THOSE THAT BUY THE HALF REFERENCE, YOU THEN HAVE THE OPTION TO UPGRADE YOUR CABLE TO FULL REFERENCE LATER ON.”


dram models

Full Reference version
1.0m pair : £3,020
Additional 0.5m pair : £1,200

Half Reference version
1.0m pair : £1,963
Additional 0.5m pair : £806

Construction
Lot of very pure silver over a huge surface area

Termination
Silver plated Banana or Spade connectors

DRAM Reference Speaker Cables

The DRAM Reference speaker cables were the very first model to be released. When you sit down and listen, these speaker cables are an absolute revelation. That feeling (and we all get it), that maybe your speakers weren't quite performing as they should, just fades away with the DRAM.

Music simply sounds more natural, more real, timing is correct, transients are quicker, texture is more rich, details occupy their own space, dynamics are thunderous (when required) and seem to know no limits.


Full Reference version
1.0m pair : £3,210
Additional 0.5m pair : £1,200

Half Reference version
1.0m pair : £2,086.50
Additional 0.5m pair : £780

Construction
Lot of very pure silver over a huge surface area

Termination
Silver plated RCA or XLR connectors

DRAM REFERENCE INTERCONNECTS

Following the success of the DRAM Reference speaker cables, it was only logical to release a Reference interconnect of matching quality.

Using identical materials to the Reference speakers cables was extremely important to ensure perfect continuity between DRAM cables in a system.


Full Reference version
1.0m : £tba
Additional 0.5m : £tba

Half Reference version
1.0m : £tba
Additional 0.5m : £tba

Construction
Pure Silver

Termination
Silver plated UK or Schuko plug, Silver plated IEC connector

DRAM Reference Power Cord

Coming soon.

Q&A

Q: What is in a DRAM cable?

A: A lot of very pure silver over a huge surface area (DRAM’s secret). All connections are pure silver plated.


Q: What is the difference between DRAM Full Reference and Half Reference?

A: Half Reference models use half the amount of silver used in the Full Reference models. Everything else is identical including the quality of the pure silver. 


Q: I read that DRAM cables are used inside loudspeakers from ART?

A: That is true, however they are only used in the higher-level ART models.


Q: How can I audition a DRAM cable(s) in my own system?

A: Please contact one of our specialist retailers. If a specialist retailer is not available in your area or country, please contact us and we will arrange for you to audition the DRAM model that you are interested in.

WHERE TO Listen

UK

 

Audio Note Lounge
25 Montefiore Road
Hove
BN3 1RD

Tel. 07590 900 320
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Doug Brady HiFi
Kingsway Studios
Kingsway North
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 3NU

Tel. 01925 828009
visit web site

 

Jordan Acoustics
Bournemouth Address
Unit 2 - The Old Cart Building
Parley Court Barns
Parley Green Lane
Hurn, Dorset
BH23 6BB

Tel. 01202 911 886
visit web site

 

Audio-philia
95 Gilmore Place
Edinburgh
EH3 9NU

Tel. 0131 221 9753
Mob. 07518 151516
visit web site
email us

 

Jordan Acoustics
Glenrothes Address
20 - 22 Cadham Centre
Glenrothes, Fife
KY7 6RU

Tel. 01592 744779
visit web site

 

Distributor & Dealer enquiries welcome

EUROPE

Studio Hi-End: Pełne Brzmienie
Poland
Tel. (048) 695 503 227
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Distributor & Dealer enquiries welcome.

Rest of world

Distributor & Dealer enquiries welcome.